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Social Issues

Turning awareness into action

Social Issues, a required class for Dock juniors, challenges students to develop a personal sense of responsibility that translates into action.

Class time is devoted to an examination of a variety of current social problems and their causes, nature, extent, and impact. Students also learn to evaluate the efforts of social agencies, private institutions, and the government in addressing these issues. The class culminates in a three-day, group study/service experience in Washington, D.C.

Above: A significant part of the curriculum during the Social Issues trip to Washington, DC, is learning about the issue of homelessness from those who are currently or were formerly homeless.

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Photos by Ryan Detweiler ('03)

Photos by Jacob Gordon ('19)